Delhi L-G summons JCP investigating police 'atrocities' on students, Bassi defends his men

A day after the Delhi Police thrashing protesting students went viral, Delhi L-G Najib Jung on Tuesday summoned the Joint Commissioner of Police (Central) SK Gautam, who is heading the probe into the alleged assault on protesting students.  

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
Delhi L-G summons JCP investigating police 'atrocities' on students, Bassi defends his men

New Delhi: A day after the Delhi Police thrashing protesting students went viral, Delhi L-G Najib Jung on Tuesday summoned the Joint Commissioner of Police (Central) SK Gautam, who is heading the probe into the alleged assault on protesting students.  

Earlier on Tuesday, a video showing Delhi Policemen brutally thrashing students of Jawaharlal Nehru University went viral on social media. 

The students were protesting outside the RSS headquarter against the Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide outside.  

On Tuesday, Delhi Police had to impose Section 144 around its headquarter after the protest by Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union and some other groups turned violent. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Police chief BS Bassi has assured that strict action should be taken against the guilty officers and appealed the protesting students to maintain law and order.

"One has the right to hold peaceful protest, but it has to take care that the law and order is not disturbed. There is a ruling by SC that anyone wanting to hold a protest in Delhi must get necessary permission from concerned DCP," said Bassi. 
 
The recent incident about police atrocities on students has once again brought the AAP-led state government and Delhi Police face to face. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked RSS and BJP for using Delhi Police as their private Army.

"Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private army to terrorise and teach lesson to anyone opposing BJP/RSS. I strongly condemn attack on students," tweeted Kejriwal.